Music in the Vines


Throughout January, Ash Ridge is hosting a series of mini concerts, every Saturday evening between 4pm and 7pm. We have a range of local artists performing in the vines, in the most relaxing environment in the Bay.

So grab a blanket, bring some friends and make a date in the vines. We have a BBQ to feed to the stomach, Wine to feed the senses, and music to feed the soul.

January 2nd – Ian Munro

January 9th – Centrepiece

January 16th – James Rochester

January 23rd – Bridge Pa Wine Festival (ticketed event)

January 30th – Centrepiece

Ash Ridge Winemaker wins New Zealand Young Winemaker of the Year 2015

NZ Young WinemakerOur very own Lauren Swift was last night crowned the inaugural New Young Winemaker of the Year 2015. After three days of gruelling competition against the winners of the Marlborough and Central Otago regional competitions, Lauren came out on top.

Presented with the trophy by TV3’s Mike McRoberts at the Bragato Gala Diner, Lauren showed the world what we already knew, that New Zealand’s brightest winemaking talent is resident at Ash Ridge.

We invite you all to visit the cellar door and taste some of the wines made by our fantastic talent. The whole team at Ash Ridge is incredibly proud of Lauren’s achievement.

Hawke’s Bay Young Winemaker of the Year 2015

LaurenOur very own winemaker, Lauren Swift, has recently been crowned the inaugural Hawke’s Bay Young Winemaker of the Year 2015.

Another feather in Lauren’s increasingly heavy hat, Lauren overcame some stiff competition to take out the title, making her co-workers very proud, and a bit hungover, in the process.

Lauren now competes against the winners of the Marlborough and Central Otago competitions for the National Title later in August!

Read this great article on Lauren



Ash Ridge wins Winery of the Year 2014

2104_medalsAsh Ridge has won the Hawkes Bay Bayleys A&P Winery of the Year 2014. The second time the winery has won this award in three years is a spectacular achievement given the quality of wineries in the show. To add to our joy the winery also won Champion Merlot for the Ash Ridge Merlot 2013. This is also a major achievement for young winemaker Lauren Swift, who only graduated from EIT in November 2012, so to win a trophy from her first full-time vintage as a winemaker is an amazing result.

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